Providers Make Efforts, But Cuts to Low-Value Care Elusive

Healthcare Dive
Purchasers, patient advocates and employer groups are looking for ways to reduce the billions being spent annually on health care services with no clinical benefit (low value services) by studying innovative payment models and conducting research to see what is effective. Health care providers have been discouraging low-value services like unnecessary testing and encouraging high-value methods like a follow-up phone call with patients, however, more needs to be done to reduce overall spending.

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